dripping acorn trees
Every spring the acorn trees in the little Sweet Home senior community place I live drips this stuff. I believe its from aphids? What can I use on the trees that would stop this?
Linn County Oregon
It is possible that what you are experiencing is honeydew drip from aphids, but this is not usually a big problem on oak trees. I would need to see photos of the tree to identify it, and of the problem (especially any insects that are present) in order to diagnose this and help you. There is probably nothing you could do about it at this time of year anyway. Why don't you contact us again in the spring when the problem begins, and send photos (or bring samples to your Extension office).
I wanted to ask early so that I could maybe apply whatever might be needed before the problem as it drips so badly that our cars are covered and the ground gets sticky.
Sorry that is the totally wrong picture... Anyway. I knew it was aphids and what I wanted to know was what to use and when to use it.